Sunday, August 3, 2008

Coincidence? I think not.

After our romantic getaway in Vermont we continued on our way to Niagara Falls - a honeymoon destination for many. We had never been to this natural wonder before, so it seemed like the perfect place to celebrate our 30th honeymoon. On the morning of our anniversary we wandered down to the hotel restaurant which had large windows overlooking the Falls. The prime tables were right up front, allowing one to feel as if they could reach out and touch the mist. Of course, the majority of tables were in rows and tiers away from the windows. As we followed the hostess to our seat I realized I had not asked her for a front row seat. Maybe I should have mentioned that it was our 30th anniversary. Oh, well... I decided to sit where told to sit. My excitement grew as I followed her to the front row. Wow, what a wonderful way to start our day. We had the perfect seats for watching this show of nature. How did she know that we were looking for a romantic table for two? Coincidence? I think not.

After our perfect breakfast we headed out on a guided tour of the area. Our bus driver/guide, Dave, led us around the city allowing us to gain a better understanding of the area and the dramatic history of the Falls. Did you know that 5,000 years ago, the Falls was actually seven miles down river? And now 'man' controls the water so that the erosion rate has slowed down.

Dave drove the bus to a historic looking building on a hill...a Carmelite Monastery. Dave started to expound on the history but I wasn't listening to him. The hairs on my neck were standing on end. My husband and I met while working at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home - I was a dietary aide, he was the cute maintenance man. Coincidence? I think not.

The hotel concierge sent us to a small Italian restaurant for our romantic anniversary dinner. We ordered a bottle of our favorite wine, snuggled up and whispered sweet nothings to each other. The music playing quietly in the background. Wait. What is that song? I pushed my husband away and sat up straight, almost knocking over my glass of wine. I listened as our wedding song - 'Just the Way You Are' filled the room. Out of all the millions of songs, OUR song played at the perfect moment. Coincidence? I think not.

The Power of the Falls !

Looking like drowned rats but still smiling !

The Famous ' Maiden of the Mist'

Disappearing into the Falls

The Happy Honeymooners! Coincidence? I think not!


david mcmahon said...

Thanks for the visit and the comment.

Familiar territory, this. Loved the Falls experience and I enjoyed your post.

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

thanks for popping're welcome anytime....
glad you like 'my' name....and lve found your niagra post very evocative, and brings back memories of our usa/canada sojourns, c 1966-1984..
will pop by again soon..


Beverly said...

You two are having a perfect time. And, I am loving getting to tag along.

Flower said...

Hearing about your special time and visit to the Falls has been wonderful! We have never visited there but sometime!!
Keep up whatever you are doing to be so happy and I'm sure, an encouragement to many!

Beverly said...

Hi Debbie. The egg is placed on top of a book of Renior paintings. Look at the left edge of the bottom picture, and you will see the closed eye. Along the bottom of the picture you can make out the nose and mouth.

I almost moved the egg before taking the pictures, but decided the book cover would make a cool background.

Melissa said...

it's a note from the universe!

Debbie said...

David ~ Niagra Falla has been on our to-do list for awhile. Glad that we made the journey and we saw the power of the H2O up close and personal.

FFandF ~Glad that I stirred up some memories for you - hopefully happy ones.

Beverly ~ Glad I could share my journey with you. The minute you told me what that egg was sitting on I could spot it right away - too cool!

Flower ~ I hope you to get to go to the Falls someday - it was noteworthy (or should I say post worthy?) Thanks for your kind words.

Melissa~ Absolutely!

Willow said...

Lovely post for celebrating your 20th anniversary. Being married for 30 years isn't a coincidence either. It's a testament to love, commitment and loyalty!

Dana said...

Oh, I loved this sweet, romantic post! So enjoyable and well-written! Happy 30th and many more!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Happy Anniversary! I remember "Just The Way You Are" - it came out that year. Can it be 30 years ago? What a perfect wedding song!

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm glad I could make you laugh...

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